Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh

by Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)
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Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Drinking Water for coastal people in Bangladesh
Taking Water from newly installed water well
Taking Water from newly installed water well

Initiative:Bangladesh Environment and Development Society has been trying to solve safe drinking water for the climate vulnerable underprivileged Sundarbans coastal community since 2015. In this purpose,we have re-excavated 3 ponds and established Solar Pond Sand and filter system. BEDS has installed 3 Reverse Osmosis water purification systems with Water ATM at Dacope and Shyamnagorsub-district. 35 water wells have also been installed. So, more than 45,000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water from our service. Now we are processing to install more 8 water wells at a time.

 

Impact: As a result, the 68% people of Sundarbans Coastal area are now getting access to pure drinking water. But this is not sufficient for the large coastal community. Now we are trying to ensure safe drinking water to 100% people of Sundarbans coastal area. Now water contaminated diseases like cholera, dysentery, jaundice etc. are ‍about to disappear from the supported villages.

 

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:This is Roy, I live in Halia village. I earn my livelihood by a small business in the village. I have two kids and we used nearby ponds water for drinking purposes. Most of the time my kids suffered from various kind of water contaminated diseases. But now BEDS has installed water well beside my residence and I get relax from the water contaminated diseases.

 

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Coastal people getting safe drinking water
Coastal people getting safe drinking water

Bangladesh is a low-lying country. Here water is everywhere. But pure drinking water is not available everywhere. During the monsoon, rain water is used for drinking and people store water for the dry season. But this is not sufficient for them. In the dry season water level goes down and most of the ponds get dry. As a result, people suffer a lot for drinking water and they suffer from various kinds of water contaminated diseases.

 

Initiative:BEDS has been trying to provide safe drinking water to the climate vulnerable underprivileged Sundarbans coastal community since 2015. We have re-excavated 3 ponds and established Solar Pond Sand and filter system. BEDS has installed 2 Reverse Osmosis water purification systems with Water ATM in Paschim Dhangmari and Uttor Banishanta village. 35 water wells have also been installed. So, more than 45,000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water from our service.

 

Impact: As a result, the 65% people of Sundarbans Coastal area are now getting access to pure drinking water. But this is not sufficient for the large coastal community. Now we are trying to ensure safe drinking water to 100% people of Sundarbans coastal area. We are processing to install more 25 water wells at a time. Now water contaminated diseases like cholera, dysentery, etc. are ‍about to disappear from the supported villages.

 

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:This is Mondal. I live in Shialidanga Village. I earn my livelihood by catching fish from the Sundarbans. Generally, I go to fish for 15-20 days and stay in the Sundarbans. Most of time I suffer from various kinds of water contaminated diseases and it hampers my fishing activities. I take water from the newly installed water well of Shialidanga and I get relax from the water contaminated diseases during my fishing period.

 

 

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Safe drinking water for coastal people
Safe drinking water for coastal people

People are living around the Sundarbans mangrove forest, the world heritage site, getting worse their lives every day due to the climate change effect. Most of the people depend on the forest for their livelihood. The water crisis is one of the major problems in their life due to saline water across the coastline in Bangladesh. Most of the people used to fishing on the rivers, some of them collect honey and wood from the mangrove forest. Most of the time people suffer for pure drinking water. They are leading their lives depending on nearby ponds and canal water.

Initiative:Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has been working since 2015 to alleviate the drinking water crisis in the coastal areas. In the meantime, the pond has been re-excavated and by using local technology pond sand and filter (PSF) system has been installed to collect rain water. Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System has been set up to enhance the quality of water. A community-based sustainable water business model has been introduced for its sustainable and long-term management. BEDS has also installed 18 water wells in the Sundarbans coastal villages. Now we are installing another 20 water wells at a time in the different villages in the coastal area. As a result, drinking water crisis for the coastal people is going to be solved day by day.

Impact: Before installing the RO and water wells, most of the people of the locality used pond water for drinking and cooking purpose. Women spend most of their time by collecting water far from their residence. By using this water, they often suffered from various kinds of water contaminated diseases like diarrhea, cholera, Jaundice, dysentery etc. Pure drinking water was a cherished desire to them. After installing the Reverse Osmosis System, more than 15000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water.

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:A housewife living in the coastal village expressed her feeling about the water wells water, “I used to collect drinking water from 3 kilometers away from my home and I spent a lot of time for this purpose. Now BESD has installed water well beside my residence and the quality of water is very fine. We are very happy and I would like to thank BEDS for solving our drinking water crisis”.

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Door to door water supply
Door to door water supply

The people of Sundarbans coastal region face the lack of pure drinking water all the year round. The water in this region is saline. As a result, the people of this region are forced to save rain water and boil the water in the pond and drink that water which is very inadequate compared to the need. This water crisis intensifies in the summer. There are cries for water all around. Due to the increase in the frequency of cyclones, the embankments break and saline water from the sea constantly enters the polders. This saline water gets mixed with the water bodies in the villages and water crisis becomes more intensive.

Initiative:Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has been working since 2015 to alleviate the drinking water crisis in the coastal areas. In the meantime, the pond has been re-excavated and by using local technology pond sand and filter (PSF) system has been installed to collect rain water. Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System has been set up to enhance the quality of water. A community-based sustainable water business model has been introduced for its sustainable and long-term management. During this covid-19 pandemic situation people have to stay home and in this circumstances BEDS is supplying safe water to remote areas by vehicles.

Impact: Most of the people of the locality used pond water for drinking and cooking purpose. Women spend most of their time by collecting water far from their residence. By using this water, they often suffered from various kinds of water contaminated diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, Jaundice, dysentery etc. Pure drinking water was a cherished desire to them. After installing the Reverse Osmosis System, more than 9000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water at a cheap rate which is only 0.5 TK per liter. This little charge is taken for the maintenance cost of water production so that this activity will sustain in the long run process.

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:A man who lives in the Sundarbans coastal region and earns his livelihood by fishing. He goes for fishing in the Sundarbans for 7-8 days. He takes water from the water ATM from Paschim Dhangmari. He expressed his feelings about water, “This water keeps me free from all kinds of water contaminated diseases at the fishing period. Before I suffered from water contaminated diseases and now I catch fish without any physical trouble.”

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Local people got employment opportunity
Local people got employment opportunity

Bangladesh is a low-lying country. Here water is everywhere but pure drinking water is scarce in the Sundarbans coastal region of Bangladesh. During the monsoon rain water is used for drinking and people store water for the dry season. But this is not sufficient for them. In the monsoon water level raise high and water sources go down under saline water. As a result people suffer a lot for drinking water and by using this water, they suffer from various kinds of water contaminated diseases.

Initiative:Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) has been working since 2015 to alleviate the drinking water crisis in the coastal areas. In the meantime, the pond has been re-excavated and by using local technology pond sand and filter (PSF) system has been installed to collect rain water. Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System has been set up to enhance the quality of water. A community-based sustainable water business model has been introduced for its sustainable and long-term management. During this covid-19 pandemic situation people have to stay home and in this circumstances BEDS is supplying safe water to remote areas by vehicles. BEDS has installed 16 water wells in the coastal area and planning to install another 20 water wells to remove drinking water crisis for the coastal people.

Impact: Most of the people of the locality used pond water for drinking and cooking purpose. Women spend most of their time by collecting water far from their residence. By using this water, they often suffered from various kinds of water contaminated diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, Jaundice, dysentery etc. Pure drinking water was a cherished desire to them. After installing the Reverse Osmosis System, more than 10000 coastal villagers are getting safe drinking water at a cheap rate which is only 0.5 TK per liter. This little charge is taken for the maintenance cost of water production so that this activity will sustain in the long run process.

Feedbacks from the beneficiaries:A man who is engaged with water distribution service expressed his feelings – “Before I didn’t have any work and I couldn’t maintain my family. I have adequate knowledge of operating machines so BEDS has engaged me for water production. Here I got trained for several times and learned how to operate the system smoothly. Now I earn my livelihood by the water service business.”

We would like to thank all our donors for their amazing and continuous support for the coastal deprived people. We are requesting all our donors to start monthly recurring donation by clicking the following link;

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-drinking-water-to-the-poor-coastal-people?show=recurring

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Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)

Location: Khulna - Bangladesh
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Project Leader:
Md. Maksudur Rahman
Khulna, Khulna Bangladesh
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